Live sheep exports from Ireland have fallen by more than 72 percent in July as a result of the continuing instability in Libya.
Declan Fennell of Bord Bia, the Irish meat marketing board, told Agriland:
“In July 2014, live exports are back by 27,164 head, equivalent to 72% drop when compared to the same period in the previous year.
“From the outset of the year, live exporters would have been well aware of the volatility in the market, so it hasn’t come as a major surprise.”
In 2013 some 57 percent of the sheep shipped live from Ireland went to Libya.
(Sheep image via Shutterstock)